The Speech Communication Process Author:Theodore Clevenger, Jr. and Jack Matthews This book was written for the college student in his first course in speech communication. Variety is the key of undergraduate instruction in speech today. In some institutions of higher learning the basic speech course deals with public speaking; in others, with the fundamentals of speech; in still others, with an introduction to speech communi... more »cation theory. Moreover, within these broad categories, as one moves from school to school and even from instructor to instructor within the same department, one finds that the basic speech course differs greatly in both activity and content. Subject matter that is taught in the introductory course at one institution is reserved for advanced courses in another. In response to this need, Scott, Foresman's College Speech Series has been designed to provide maximum adaptability to varying instructional goals.
Chapters include: What is Communication?; Language: The Structure of the Code; Meaning in Language; Voice: Encoding the Speech Signal; Hearing and Perception: Decoding the Speech Signal; Listening to Speech; Verbal and Nonverbal Messages; Social Interaction; Effects of Communication; Evaluating Communication; and Speech Communication as a Process.« less